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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines — Several government academic and research institutions have closed ranks to undertake programs that enhance the interest of high school students in pursuing agriculture and related sciences as a career. One of the programs recently crafted along this line is titled "Students-Teachers Agri-Aqua Ambassadors for Innovation and Livelihood (STAIL)." It addresses the decreasing number of students enrolled in agri-aqua courses. Read more... Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines — Sen. Cynthia Villar has extolled Asian scientists and research administrators for closing ranks to accelerate the growth of the region's buffalo (carabao)-based industry. Addressing the Oct. 26-28 international conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development held in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Villar said the forum would "level up the discussion on the continued growth and development of the carabao industry, all the allied industries, and… Read more
SEARCA, represented by Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development (GEID), and Dr. Maria Monina Cecilia Villena, Special Projects Coordinator of the Biotechnology Information Center (BIC), joined the 2017 World Food Day Colloquium and FSC Planning Workshop on 19-20 October 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The World Food Day Colloquium is a one-day annual event organized by the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim. With this… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Research Center for Rural Development (RCRD) of An Giang University and with support from the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, will bring together selected Southeast Asian researchers to the Forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong Sub-Region towards Food Security slated for 6-7 November 2017 at An Giang University… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will conduct the Focal Points & Researchers Meeting and Training Workshop on Rapid Value Chain Assessment under the project "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and… Read more
MUÑOZ, Philippines – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) headquartered here and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) are jointly organizing the International Conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development (CBED) to be hosted by PCC on 26-27 October 2017.  To be keynoted by Sen. Cynthia Villar, the event is expected to attract some 200 participants from the Philippines and other Asian countries. Senator Villar chairs the… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) - Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborate for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project "Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing, and Development Outcomes in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam." SEARCA will implement the Philippine component of the two-year project, while… Read more
UPPSALA, Sweden. Le Ngoc Hiep (M.Sc.), a lecturer and researcher from Department of Food Technology of An Giang University (AGU), Vietnam was awarded with a travel grant by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to present his paper at the International Conference on Rural Transformation and Urbanization - Agriculture for Development (Agri4D) held at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), UPPSALA, Sweden on 20-21… Read more
MAKATI, Philippines - A forum jointly organized by the Philippines and France highlighted several factors that affect the integration of smallholder farmers, such as markets, standards, organization, policies, and investments. Recognizing the crucial role of smallholder farmers in sustainable food production to achieve food security and nutrition, the Department of Agriculture, together with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), ASEAN… Read more
VIENTIANE, LAO PDR. The Department of Forestry (DoF) of Lao PDR developed a proposal to improve the guidelines on and harmonize approaches to village forest (VF) and non-timber forest product (NTFP) management during the pilot testing of the Project Development Toolkit from 26 to 28 September 2017. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)-ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] program management unit… Read more
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